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Nelda Benson

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Nelda D. Benson, 56, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at a medical center in Abilene, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy. 277 South, in Abilene, Texas. Interment will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the funeral home.

Born in Sikeston on June 14, 1951, Nelda was the daughter of Genevieve (Huls) and Matthew Beamon Lewis. Twenty-one years ago, she moved from Sikeston to Abilene, Texas, where she married James Benson on March 26, 1988. Nelda was self-employed as an independent insurance agent, having previously worked for Cellular One. She was a member of Wyndrock Missionary Baptist Church.

Her parents and grandparents, Jim and Katie Huls, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, James Benson of Abilene; daughter, Tina Marie Fuwell of Bloomfield; stepson, Wes Benson of Abilene, Texas; stepdaughter, Ginger Benson of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Teresa Guiling of Cape Girardeau; and two grandchildren, Taylor Rae Fuwell and Morgan Marie Fuwell.

Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, Texas 79604.

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